Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday #8

Feature & Follow Friday is a fun event hosted by Alison Can Read & Parajunkee. The purpose is to gain more followers and make new friends throughout the book blogging community. Keep in mind, though, the point is to follow other blogs also. I follow you, you follow me. :)

Post Prompt: Ten Reasons You Read Your Favorite Genre

Answer: My favorite genre is definitely YA. Why do I like it so much? In no particular order:
  1. It makes me feel less crappy about my life. Let's face it, times are tough for teenagers in the book world. The struggle is real.
  2. I have friends who like the same genre, so it's nice to be able to share books with one another, get suggestions, and chat about them.
  3. YA books deal with so many different issues like sexuality, gender issues, etc. so it's nice to be able to read something that encompasses real-world, practical issues.
  4. I was a teenager once, so I can totally relate. The ability for a book to evoke some sort of nostalgia is an amazing thing. I miss my childhood.
  5. They're easy reads. Of course I like challenging books, too, but it's nice to just breeze through a book and be able to move on to one of the other 500 books in my TBR pile.
  6. My son and I can suggest books to one another. He reads mostly YA fantasy or mystery which isn't a huge fave of mine, but I like that we can both read a book and reach a common ground. It's something we can share together.
  7. It's thought-provoking. I love a book where I'm left dumbfounded and spinning and wondering what the heck just happened. It's an amazing feeling!
  8. It's a huge genre, so if I feel like reading Fantasy with a YA twist, or Dystopian but with characters who are close to my age, I can do that. It encompasses so many types of genres within a genre.
  9. It makes me feel like I can overcome anything. For the most part, there's a happy ending that comes from a long struggle. Life is very much like that.
  10. I genuinely enjoy reading them. They're fun and exciting and most of the time I can't put the book down to the point where my husband is yelling at me wondering if I'm ever coming to bed. 

So tell me - what's your favorite genre, and why do you read it?


  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend,  to a fellow blogger friend, COME BACK AND VOTE for them on the linky list to show some appreciation. 
  • The person with the most VOTES gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of Features).
  •  It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the future. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard. 
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.


  • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts. 
  • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using Wordpress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) say in your posts how you would like to be followed.
  • Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might now know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI".
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers. 

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